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Aviva Stadium

Watch a game of rugby or soccer and take a tour of the changing rooms and players’ tunnel to peek behind the curtain.

Aviva Stadium is the national sports arena, where Ireland plays international rugby and soccer games. The structure has a futuristic design and stands in a picturesque area of fields and a canal. Experience the rhapsody and songs of the nation’s passionate fans in this stadium of 51,700 seats.

Arrive at the stadium for a game after booking tickets online. Admire the innovative design of the roof, undulating as it curves around the arena. Capture photos of the majestic stadium at night when it is illuminated in blue, white or yellows.

Go on a guided tour of the stadium for backstage access. It includes paths usually trodden only by Ireland’s athletic heroes and visiting teams. Enter the home team dressing room and imagine preparing for an important game. Walk through the players’ tunnel and picture the bustle on game day in the media center. The tour lasts for an hour.

Not only is the large stadium ideal for echoing the booming sound of the crowd, but it is also a hotspot for concerts. Attend a performance by one of the world’s most popular entertainers in a stadium that has already hosted Madonna, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Aviva Stadium opened in 2010 on the site of the Lansdowne Road Stadium which was established in 1872. It has hosted a momentous European soccer final and many international soccer and rugby games. The Irish associations of the two sports share ownership of the structure. Attend one of the occasional U.S. college football games held here. Guided tours are available several times daily year-round except game days.

The stadium is in Sandymount in the southeastern Dublin suburbs. Walk through the quaint village and visit its patisseries and cafés. Try the local favorite of fish and chips, with views of the Irish Sea.

From the Dublin city center, ride the DART train system for 15 minutes to reach Lansdowne Road Railway Station, which is located right at the stadium. You can also take a bus for the 1.5-mile (3-kilometer) journey. Adjust your schedule for heavy traffic on game days, when cars are not allowed near the stadium.


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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin €85
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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in City Centre Dublin, this romantic hotel is steps away from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and O'Connell Bridge are also within 10 minutes. Abbey Street Station is 5 minutes by foot and Jervis Station is 9 minutes.

    The Gibson Hotel €129
    The Gibson Hotel

    The Gibson Hotel

    Point Square, Dublin, Dublin
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in City Centre Dublin, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 3Arena and The Convention Centre Dublin. Aviva Stadium and Trinity College are also within 2 mi (3 km). The Point Station is only a 2-minute walk and Spencer Dock Station is 6 minutes.

      Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge €80
      Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

      Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

      Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Ballsbridge, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Dublin Society and Aviva Stadium. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and 3Arena are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dublin Sandymount Station is 5 minutes by foot and Sydney Parade Railway Station is 17 minutes.

        Sandymount Hotel €86
        Sandymount Hotel

        Sandymount Hotel

        Herbert Road, Sandymount, Dublin, Dublin
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Dublin hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aviva Stadium, Sandymount Beach and Royal Dublin Society. 3Arena is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Dublin Lansdowne Road Station is only a 5-minute walk and Dublin Sandymount Station is 11 minutes.

          Ballsbridge 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Duplex - Free Parking - Sleeps 5
          Ballsbridge 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Duplex - Free Parking - Sleeps 5

          Ballsbridge 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Duplex - Free Parking - Sleeps 5

          Lansdowne Rd, Dublin, County Dublin
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Ballsbridge, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and 3Arena are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dublin Lansdowne Road Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 10 minutes.

            Ariel House
            Ariel House

            Ariel House

            50 - 54 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Ballsbridge, this romantic guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port. RDS Main Arena and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dublin Lansdowne Road Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 10 minutes.

              Ballsbridge Gardens
              Ballsbridge Gardens

              Ballsbridge Gardens

              Derrynane Gardens, Dublin
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Ballsbridge, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and 3Arena are also within 2 miles (3 km). Dublin Lansdowne Road Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 13 minutes.

                Butlers Townhouse
                Butlers Townhouse

                Butlers Townhouse

                44 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dublin
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Ballsbridge, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and 3Arena are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dublin Lansdowne Road Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 9 minutes.